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Mobile PC Extended Battery Life (EBL) Working Group is an industry group dedicated to accelerating the achievement of all-day battery life. The group inception was announced in October 2002 with support from our members.

To address industry's common challenges by establishing the guidelines for the measurement of mobile PC battery life and component power consumption and lowering the barriers for the acceptance of new technologies benefiting battery life. To harness the collective power of the notebook computer industry to breakthrough notebook battery life barriers by setting direction for the greater industry and promoting battery life.

•  Undertake research as needed to provide data for direction setting
•  Create recommendation documents to guide notebook technology and component suppliers
•  Refrain from developing or requiring specific solution implementations
•  Provide training and marketing and PR support to further the Working Group's goals

EBL Working Group Comprises Four Sub-Groups:
1)  Battery Life Definition and Usage Models Sub-group
      •  Usage models based on world-wide end-user research
      •  Battery life reporting standards based on world-wide end-user market research
2)  Platform Supplier Recommendations Sub-group
      •  Guidelines for reducing power consumption
      •  Initial focus on the display and storage subsystems
3)  Power Sources Sub-group
      •  Support for new, emerging, and alternative power sources technologies for
        mobile PCs by providing requirements recommendations guidelines
      •  Comprehending regulatory issues in support of new, emerging,
        and alternative mobile PC power sources
4)  Power Management Utilities Sub-group
      •  Guidelines for creating easy-to-use power management utilities and profiles